Patrick Frazee’s Colorado ruin trial concluded closing week with unfavorable testimony from the accused killer’s long-time pal.
The jury heard on Friday prosecution search Joe Moore quote Frazee as pronouncing, “if there is now now not a physique, there is now now not a crime” for the duration of the time when police had been questioning Frazee within the disappearance of his fianceé Kelsey Berreth.
Moore’s testimony got right here a day after the prosecution’s megastar search, Idaho nurse Krystal Kenney, told the jury that Frazee became once cheating on Berreth alongside with her and that she cleaned up Berreth’s blood after Frazee killed her with a baseball bat. She acknowledged Frazee then burned the physique.
Moore testified Frazee kept pronouncing to him after Berreth became once reported missing, “why cease they [police] succor investigating trigger if there is now now not a physique, there is now now not a crime. Why cease they [police] succor questioning me,” Fox 21 Colorado Springs reported.
This booking picture supplied by the Teller County Sheriff’s office displays Patrick Frazee, the fiance of missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth, who became once arrested Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at his house within the neighborhood of Florissant, Colo Frazee has been accused of ruin and solicitation to commit ruin within the loss of life of his missing fiancee. Frazee learned of the 5 costs in opposition to him for the duration of a instant courtroom appearance Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in Cripple Creek. (Teller County Sheriff’s Procedure of labor by blueprint of AP,File)
Frazee, 33, is charged with killing the 29-twelve months-musty Berreth closing twelve months on Thanksgiving Day in her house in Woodland Park, Colo. He became once arrested Dec. 21, three weeks after her mom reported her missing.
The physique has now now not been stumbled on.
Moore recounted for the jury other incriminating statements he acknowledged Frazee made to him ahead of his arrest and as some distance lend a hand as April 2018. He testified he and Frazee had known each other since they had been children.
The pal testified that on the day ahead of the arrest, Frazee told him that he didn’t realize why Berreth’s disappearance became once drawing so phenomenal attention from the nationwide media, KUSA-TV reported.
“And he’s esteem ‘man, if I had known it became once going to blow up this nice, I by no near would bear …’” Moore testified, the place reported. He testified that Frazee stopped talking at that level.
Photo displays Patrick Frazee and Kelsey Berreth one twelve months ago. (Lacking Mother–Kelsey Berreth Fb page)
Moore furthermore testified that in April, Frazee told him he had realized a with reference to ruin Berreth.
“And I went ‘don’t even discuss s— esteem that,” Moore testified, KUSA reported. “Bag that s— out of your head.”
Moore acknowledged Frazee had made the observation after asking him how his relationship with Berreth became once going.
Frazee has pleaded now now not guilty. He had a daughter with Berreth and took custody after her disappearance. The minute one is now within the custody of Berreth’s folk.
The trial resumes Tuesday in Teller County.